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Strict action against selling wheat at MSP after procuring from other states, warns Punjab govt

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak said the director-general of police has been asked to put up check posts at the state borders, according to an official statement.

Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: March 26, 2022 6:51 IST
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Strict action against selling wheat at MSP after procuring from other states, warns Punjab govt

Highlights

  • Thorough checking has been ordered for all the trucks laden with wheat entering Punjab
  • Lal Chand Kataruchak has asked public and farmers to identify the culprits in this case
  • The minister exhorted farmers to bring dry produce to the grain market

Strict action will now be taken against anyone who tries to sell wheat at minimum support price (MSP) in Punjab after procuring the crop at lesser rates from other states, the state government warned on Friday. 

Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak said the director-general of police has been asked to put up check posts at the state borders, according to an official statement.

He also asked for thorough checking of all the trucks laden with wheat, entering Punjab, it said.

"Any unscrupulous element would not be spared," said the minister as he also appealed to farmers and the general public to assist the state government in identifying anyone who tries to sell wheat in the mandis in an illegal manner.

About preparations for the Rabi marketing season, the minister said all necessary arrangements have been made as more than 2,300 mandis are fully geared up to receive crop farmers from April 1.

The minister exhorted farmers to bring dry produce to the grain market. 

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